Grammy-nominated pop sensation Andra Day becomes legendary jazz sensation Billie Holiday in her first major acting role in a motion picture.She has already received a Golden Globe nomination for her lead performance in The United States vs.The United States vs.
Mahershala Ali reads a snippet of Frederick Douglass’ famous 1852 speech, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” in a new clip from the upcoming docuseries, Amend: The Fight for America , arriving on Netflix February 17th.
I Was a Simple Man. Christopher Makoto Yogi’s second feature is steeped in the free-flowing dangers of time and memory — not unlike the much sparer Sundance offering Wild Indian, it’s a tale about the guilt of non-white men, born of a history of colonialism, whose relationship to the identity is fraught, frazzled, and constantly questioned.
For the uninitiated, the Assassin’s Creed games feature present day characters whose long-long-long-ago relatives were part of a secret assassination squad who have long shaped the course of history – and whose consciousnesses are transported back to ancient times via a machine called the Animus to pull off hit-jobs.
Whether or not these interview subjects were a part of the images that are on-screen (like Candis Cayne on her historic appearance on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money"), they are an intrinsic part of a media history that always comes back to their lives.
Part documentary, part requiem, part visualization of a poem but as always, a mosaic of different sequences that come together in a truly unique way, “Breather” is one of Khavn’s most personal films, as it deals with the last days of his father, Leonardo de la Cruz, who died of lung cancer at the age of 65.
While quarantining in Australia, Hanks wrote an exclusive feature for the new issue of Empire all about his approach to Greyhound, and why war movies can ultimately be a source of hope.
The four-part limited series brings the story of Black hair culturalist and businesswoman, Madam CJ Walker, to the screen for the first time.
Instead of recreating the lives of prominent names in history books, like “Selma ” and “Loving,” it unearths the names of everyday Black Americans who tried to defy the odds in their own worlds, as with the engineers in “Hidden Figures.” But unlike “Hidden Figures,” “The Banker” doesn’t need to create a sympathetic white character to break the monotonous flow of on-screen racists.
Onward stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as two brothers who’s father passed away when they were too young to remember him, so their father leaves them behind a spell to bring him back for one day, but when the spell goes wrong and they’re only able to bring back half of him, they must go on a quest to bring back the rest of their father.
Jennifer Lawrence to star in Netflix comedy Don't Look Up; Dev Patel's next will be financial thriller Flash Crash.Two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali is heading to Apple for the feature film Swan Song .
Crucially, however, The Personal History Of David Copperfield feels very much like a film with an incredibly strong start that doesn’t quite manage to maintain that high level for its full length.
“Zombi Child” is obviously not a run-of-the-mill teen drama, but it’s still satisfying for the mix of empathy, fascination, and mild critical distance that Bonello uses to depict Fanny and Mélissa’s otherwise inaccessible world of sisterly bonding and schoolyard daydreaming.
And much like the original tome, adapted this time by Conjuring writers Chad and Carey Hayes, it’s all about keeping the audience guessing as much as Davis’ grunge-loving character (the 1994 period and Ireland-for-Seattle location setting means there are lots of get-out clauses for why Kate doesn’t dig deeper into the family history — no mobile phone, no Google etc).
We started the decade with a drama about a social-media pioneer who’d help make the internet our primary mode of communication and ended it with a long, epic story by America’s greatest living filmmaker that most people will see on Netflix.
Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings Spookies to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4K from its long lost original negative and including a brand new, feature-length ‘making of’ documentary, charting its incredible and often unbelievable production history.
With a career spanning over 50 years, Martin Scorsese has continually proven that he’s one of the best and most exciting filmmakers working today.Though he’s often remembered for his iconic work within the crime genre, his capacity as a filmmaker is much more than that.
While we've met a handful of Mandalorian characters in various Star Wars shows and movies, there's still a great deal we don't know about the people or the planet they come from.
Adapted by screenwriter Steve Zaillian (“Schindler’s List”) from Charles Brandt ’s book I Heard You Paint Houses , and clocking in at three-and-a-half hours, the movie is an alternately sad, violent, and dryly funny biography of Frank Sheeran, a World War II combat veteran who became a Mafia hitman and then a union leader, and who had a long, at times politically fraught friendship with Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino ).
Movies:The Personal History Of David Copperfield Actors:Dev Patel Armando Iannucci Simon Blackwell Gwendoline Christie Tilda Swinton When you think Charles Dickens, you don’t necessarily think laughs.
Right up until production started, the astronauts were supposed to find the egg chamber in an ancient city oriented around a set of pyramids—a notion that would find its way into Scott's "Alien: Covenant" decades later.
Martin Scorsese's The Irishman Debuts To 100 Percent Rating On Rotten Tomatoes.Following the premiere of his latest movie The Irishman at the New York Film Festival, the early consensus is that it's perfect.Are you excited for Martin Scorsese’s latest film?
That corrosive line from Tony Kushner's acclaimed play "Angels in America" is delivered by the character of Roy Cohn, a real person who was, in fact, gay, never had any kind of cancer, and would later die from AIDS-related causes.
British filmmaker Peter Webber follows a group of pioneering reggae musicians as they gather on a Kingston hilltop for an open-air recording session called ‘Inna De Yard’, each reflecting on their personal history and the various struggles that informed their music.
Oscar winner Julianne Moore praised the power of film to promote empathy and warned against the danger of history repeating itself Saturday at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival , where she was promoting her latest film, “After the Wedding,” alongside the film’s director, her husband Bart Freundlich , and co-star Billy Crudup .
In the words of Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg, this was his intention for the franchise with this summer’s big box office flop: It felt like it was time to do kind of what Game of Thrones has done, what Endgame has done, really see them challenged in a new way and sort of survive and go off into the sunset.
Assuming a more somber and respectful tone from this point on (especially after Halston’s battle with and eventual death from AIDS gets braided into the story), “Halston” slowly morphs into a tragedy, eulogizing not only a fashion genius who transformed the look of glamour, but also an inimitable, self-made gay talent who faded away before his time, along with countless others of his generation.